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iPhone chipmaker hit by major virus

August 6, 2018

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One of Apple’s key hardware suppliers for the iPhone has revealed it was hit by a crippling virus that affected much of its production line.

TSMC, which manufacturers chips for the iPhone and many top-end mobile devices, said that its factories, including the systems used to build its products, were taken down by a virus on Friday evening.

The Taiwan-based company said that 80 per cent of the fabrication tools affected had now been restored, with a complete recovery expected today, but warned that shipments could be delayed due to the attack.

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